Islam Slimani received the Algerian Golden Ball last night, the Algerian award for the Player of the Year. The Sporting forward received the award from Rivaldo and Javier Zanetti.
Of course the award was not for his team at Sporting where, although he was impressed, he has been back up to Fredy Montero. Slimani was instead instrumental in helping his country qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
Earlier this season Slimani was also featured on the shortlist for African Player of the Year.